Stranded man rescued from Holbeach St Matthew mudflat

*FIREFIGHTERS used inflatable equipment to rescue a 67-year-old man trapped on a mudflat in Holbeach St Matthew last night.

Crews from Holbeach and Spalding were called just before 7pm to free the man who was stranded on the mudflat near Barge Road.

A Lincolnshire Police spokeswoman said the man, who is from Holbeach, panicked after misjudging the tide level and called for help.

He was later checked out by paramedics who found no injuries.